Stainburn School and Science College

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Stainburn School and Science College
Type Secondary school
Chair of Governors Celia Tibble
Location Stainburn Road
CA14 4EB
England Coordinates: 54°38′30″N 3°31′58″W / 54.6417°N 3.5328°W / 54.6417; -3.5328
Local authority Cumbria
DfE number 909/4312
DfE URN 112395 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students approximately 900 pupils
Gender Co-ed
Ages 11–18
Houses Endeavour, Challenge, Discovery
Colours Red, Gold, Black
Stainburn School.
Stainburn School.

Stainburn School and Science College, colloquially known as “Stainburn”, is a secondary school in Workington, Cumbria.

The school is average in size compared with other secondary schools. An average proportion of pupils are known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities, including those with a statement of special educational needs, is above average. Very few pupils are from backgrounds other than White British. There are a small number of pupils looked after by adults other than their own parents. The sixth form operates in partnership with another local secondary school from the Workington Sixth Form Centre. The school was awarded specialist status for science in 2003.

The school holds Artsmark Silver, the local authority's Inclusion Mark and the International School Award. It has recognition of the school's programme of Rights, Respect and Responsibilities and Healthy School Status. It is a lead school for the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning programme and with the support of the local authority is leading on developing the Adventure Learning programme.

The severe flooding of wide areas of the town in November 2009, significantly affected the lives of many staff and pupils. Journeys to and from the school were particularly long and arduous.

In October 2014 it was announced that the school will close in Summer 2015 along with Southfield Technology College. The two schools will be replaced by a new academy.[1]


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